The Roots, Dead Prez Line Up "Okayplayer" Dates

The "Okayplayer" tour, a hip-hop outing being headlined by The Roots and featuring the likes of Rah Digga and Dead Prez, has just lined up dates for its inaugural jaunt, which is set to kick off on October 5 in Northampton, Massachusetts.

"Okayplayer" organizers are still firming up the artists and bills for each of the shows, with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jaguar, Bahamadia, and Jazzyfatnastees among the additional acts set to rotate through the outing (see "The Roots, Dead Prez, Mos Def Hook Up For Joint Tour").

The Dilated Peoples originally planned to participate in the "Okayplayer" tour but have had to pull out of the trek because of their commitment to join Jurassic 5 and Beat Junkies on a separate outing starting on September 13 in West Hollywood, California (see "Jurassic 5 Adds Dates To 'Word Of Mouth' Tour").

Common, who recently wrapped up a road stint

on the SpitKicker tour with De La Soul and Pharoahe Monch, is also expected to turn up for a few of the "Okayplayer" shows.

The current itinerary for the first "Okayplayer" tour:

  • 10/5 - Northampton, MA @ Mt. Holyoke
  • 10/6 - Worcester, MA@ Palladium
  • 10/7 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 10/8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 10/11 - Norfolk, VA @ Boathouse
  • 10/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Emory University
  • 10/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
  • 0/14 - New Orleans, LA @ Loyola University
  • 10/15 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
  • 10/17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga
  • 10/18 - Blacksburg, VA @ Virginia Tech
  • 10/19 - West Chester, PA @ West Chester University
  • 10/20 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
  • 10/22 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater
  • 10/23 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
  • 10/26 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
  • 10/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
  • 10/31 - Seattle, WA @ Show Box
  • 11/1 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • 11/3 - San Francisco,

    CA @ Maritime Hall

  • 11/6 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
  • 11/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
  • 11/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
  • 11/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity
  • 11/13 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
  • 11/14 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
  • 11/16 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs
  • 11/17 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
  • 11/18 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
  • 11/19 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
  • 11/20 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora (tentative)
  • 11/21 - Toronto, ON @ Warehouse (tentative)
  • 11/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory